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Lynbrook Optical
A: Lynbrook Village Shopping Centre Shop 15,
75 Lynbrook Boulevard,, Lynbrook. VIC., 3975Australia
03 9702 9118

Keep Your Child's Vision Healthy

Tips and Resources for Concerned Parents

Did you know that 80% of learning is visual? This means that even the smartest students can struggle in the classroom if they have trouble seeing.

As a concerned parent, it's important to make sure that your child's vision is healthy and developing properly. It's essential to detect any vision problems early to ensure that your child can reach their full potential and avoid lifelong vision issues.

An otherwise clever child who has difficulty with reading, writing or focusing (due to poor vision) will be labelled as hyperactive, lazy or slow, possibly even misdiagnosed with learning or attention disorders.

When Should a child’s eyes be examined?

We recommend scheduling a detailed kids eye test in Lynbrook for your child at age 3 and again before starting primary school. This will ensure that any vision problems are detected and treated early, giving your child the best chance at clear and comfortable vision for life.

Eye tests for children are a key part of the routine developmental health checks. While many children receive a basic vision screening as part of their check-ups with their pediatrician or family doctor, it's important to remember that these screenings are not a substitute for a comprehensive eye test with a pediatric optometrist.

Comprehensive Eye Exams for Kids.

Our pediatric optometrist near you in Lynbrook goes beyond a standard eye test for kids. We will evaluate your child's visual acuity, focusing abilities, eye teaming, and eye tracking skills. We also assess their depth perception and colour vision. By conducting these comprehensive kids eye test, we can identify any potential vision problems and provide appropriate interventions.

But how do you know if your child has vision problems?

10 warning signs our pediatric optometrist urges parents to look out for.

  • Squinting or rubbing their eyes frequently.
  • Sitting too close to the TV or holding books too close to their face.
  • Complaining of headache or eye strain.
  • Struggling to read or write.
  • Closing one eye to read, watch TV or see better.
  • Losing their place while reading or skipping words.
  • Losing focus or falling behind in school.
  • One or both eyes are turning in or out.
  • Struggling to see objects in the distance.
  • The pupil is white or grey instead of black (this one requires urgent medical attention).

If you notice any of these signs in your child, dont delay. Schedule an eye test for your child to ensure their vision is healthy and developing properly. Our experienced pediatric optometrist serves eye care needs of patients looking for a 'kids eye test near me' in Lynbrook, Lyndhurst, Hampton Park, Cranbourne, Narre Warren, and Dandenong.

03 9702 9118
DR Amin Ali
Dr Amin Ali

Our Optometrist

Dr Amin Ali

Dr. Amin Ali is a highly skilled and compassionate optometrist who has been therapeutically endorsed by the Optometry Board of Australia. This means he has the expertise to prescribe medications to treat various eye conditions, such as infections, allergies, and dry eyes.

His educational background includes a Bachelor of Biomedical Science from Latrobe University, and a Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Melbourne, one of the top optometry programs in the country.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most kids have an eye screening as part of their developmental checks through the maternal and child health nurse which is great for picking up signs of a problem early. However, a more thorough check by an optometrist is recommended at age 3 and then before starting school to ensure your child’s optimal learning and development.

While there is no conclusive evidence that eye exercises or certain foods can eliminate the need for glasses, there are some activities that can help maintain good eye health. Encouraging your child to spend time outdoors, limiting screen time, and ensuring proper lighting and posture when reading or doing close-up work can all help promote healthy eyes. Additionally, eating a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 fatty acids may help support eye health.

It's normal for children to take some time to adjust to wearing glasses. Encouraging them to wear their glasses consistently, providing positive feedback, and making sure their prescription is up-to-date can all help. It's also important to ensure that your child's glasses fit comfortably and securely.

Yes we accept all health insurance policies that have optical extras cover. Ask our friendly staff for an on the spot quote.

Yes, we do offer specials and discounts on eyewear from time to time. Be sure to check our offers page for the latest deals and discounts.

Yes, we can often fit new lenses into your existing frames. Our experienced optical dispensers can assess the condition of your frames and provide recommendations based on your individual needs.

No. Optometrists are considered primary care providers and no referral is needed. Just book an appointment online or call us.

Yes, children can wear contact lenses, but the decision should be made on a case-by-case basis in consultation with an optometrist. Age is not the primary factor in determining whether a child can wear contacts, but rather their maturity, responsibility, and ability to follow proper hygiene and safety protocols. Some children may be ready to wear contacts as early as age 8 or 9, while others may need to wait until they are teenagers.